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Port Operative-2

Job location : Cornwall, United Kingdom
Created moment : 04/08/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04113

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Port Operative-2

Job Summary

UK Industrial Hub - Operations – Port and Transport 

Port Operative (G2*)

Two vacancies are available for a Port Operative within the Port and Transport Function based at Fowey.

The successful applicants will work within a team to facilitate the movement of clays from the production locations through to the ships in the Port of Fowey, and the loading out of aggregates to vessels.  The role involves all aspects of the operation including Front End Loading, Ship Loading and some LGV Driving.  The position will be based on a 2 shift pattern  06:00 - 14:00 and 14.00 - 22.00 with flexibility to coincide with shipping requirements.

The main duties include:

  • Front End Loader driving on the port and in various other areas to effect the accurate

  • loading of road and rail for the FOB operation

  • Effective loading of ships in Fowey on both the fixed and mobile ship loaders

  • Tipping of rail in Fowey in accordance with Company procedures

  • Operating LGV’s (Dock Runners) within the port boundaries in Par and Fowey to facilitate

        the loading of ships in Fowey

  • Operate a forklift truck.

  • Perform Slinging and Lifting duties as part of a bag gang

  • Operating materials handler and related loading equipment

The successful candidate will be required to have the following attributes:

  • Mobile plant experience desirable, especially in Front End Loaders

  • Fork Lift Truck licence 

  • LGV Class C+E licence would be a distinct advantage

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • A flexible approach to work is essential

  • High level of Health and Safety and Environmental awareness

  • A full driving licence and applicants must be 21 or over to be permitted to operative LGVs


Training in the above  will be provided for the right candidate.

The closing date for applications is 21st April, 2021

To apply:  Go to, scroll down to Join Us and See Openings (job reference 04113). 

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

We will only contact shortlisted candidates.

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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